Amos Brown

20 September 1761–1821 (Age 59)
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Brown was born on 20 September 1761, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Comfort Brown Sr, was 42 and his mother, Temperance Brown, was 30. He married Esther Babcock in 1786, in Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1821, in Scott, Scott, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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Amos Brown
Esther Babcock
Marriage: 1786
Temperance Brown
Sidney Brown
Esther Brown
Mary “Polly” Brown
Eunice Brown
Amos Brown Jr
Comfort Brown
Truman Brown
Jesse Brown
David Brown

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Monroe, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 15

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 20

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Amos Brown in entry for Anna Brown, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Amos Brown in entry for Eunice Brown, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Amos Brown in entry for Mary Brown, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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